Kanban Tool vs. WorkOtter PPM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Kanban Tool
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Kanban Tool is a visual project management application based on Kanban that helps companies visualize workflow, track project progress, analyze and improve business processes. Some key features include: time tracking and time reports, real-time collaboration and Kaban analytics.
$6
per month per user
WorkOtter PPM
Score 9.1 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
WorkOtter is presented by the vendor as a simple, flexible, and scalable project portfolio management (PPM) solution for IT, Engineering, and Professional Service PMOs. The software manages the lifecycle of work from ideas through project planning, control, lessons learned, and close. Projects can then be rolled up to Programs (multi project efforts) or Portfolios (Roadmaps with What If Scenarios). All features were designed to support Project Teams with simplicity and usability in mind.…
$10
per user per month
Pricing
Kanban ToolWorkOtter PPM
Editions & Modules
Kanban Tool Team
$6
per month per user
Kanban Tool Enterprise
$11
per month per user
Kanban Tool On-Site Team
$720
per year per 10-user pack
Kanban Tool On-Site Enterprise
$1,320
per year per 10-user pack
Time/Status
$10
per user per month
Team
$20
per user, per month
Manager
$35
per user, per month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Kanban ToolWorkOtter PPM
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsTime/Status Tier is BEST FOR: Contractors, Consultants, Limited Team Members FUNCTIONALITY AVAILABLE:Timesheets, Adjust Estimate To Complete, Create Notes for PM and Team Members Team Tier is BEST FOR: Customers, Suppliers, Contractors, Consultants, Team Members FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDES TIME/STATUS PLUS: My Home Dashboards, Support Log Updates, Issue Updates, Changes, Timesheet & Expenses, Risks, Action Items Limited, Reporting, E-Mail Updates, Chat & Collaboration Manager Tier is BEST FOR: Project Managers, Program Managers, Executives, PMO Department Managers, Administrators FUNCTIONALITY INCLUDES TEAM PLUS: Project Management, Microsoft Project -Way Sync, Dashboard Reporting, Program Management, Resource Management, Portfolio Management, Workflow Management, Estimating and Templates
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Features
Kanban ToolWorkOtter PPM
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
6.6
11 Ratings
13% below category average
WorkOtter PPM
9.9
2 Ratings
28% above category average
Task Management9.911 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Resource Management6.48 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Gantt Charts1.03 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Scheduling7.09 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Workflow Automation7.79 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Team Collaboration9.311 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Support for Agile Methodology7.810 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Support for Waterfall Methodology3.96 Ratings00 Ratings
Document Management4.87 Ratings00 Ratings
Email integration7.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Mobile Access8.38 Ratings00 Ratings
Timesheet Tracking7.96 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Change request and Case Management7.77 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Budget and Expense Management3.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Professional Services Automation
Comparison of Professional Services Automation features of Product A and Product B
Kanban Tool
6.8
5 Ratings
8% below category average
WorkOtter PPM
-
Ratings
Quotes/estimates8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Invoicing7.34 Ratings00 Ratings
Project & financial reporting3.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Integration with accounting software9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Kanban ToolWorkOtter PPM
Likelihood to Recommend
9.9
(11 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
6.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.3
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Kanban ToolWorkOtter PPM
Likelihood to Recommend
Shore Labs
Kanban is well suited for a fast-paced working environment for larger teams who want continuous communication with users. Kanban is good for rapid development and daily meetings for updates and statuses. Kanban is less suited for smaller teams or groups who don't require collaboration and constant communication with involved users. Kanban is time-consuming and it takes additional effort outside of your regular work to maintain and manage the tool.
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WorkOtter
I know it works well for IT but not sure how it would work for construction. I think construction has a different set of needs.
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Pros
Shore Labs
  • It provides a good basic overview of where tasks are on a timeline (particularly helpful for a pull-based approach).
  • It provides a good collaborative space to have multiple folks commenting on multiple tasks.
  • It does a good job of managing very basic visual elements of an agile development cycle.
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WorkOtter
  • Users find it easy to use which is important if you have a large number of users who don't have time for a lot of training or when new hires come on-board.
  • WorkOtter has a lot of advanced features that we don't use but when we do need one, it is nice to know the feature is waiting for us. We have used several of these features for special projects.
  • It does a good job with resource management.
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Cons
Shore Labs
  • Kanban does not show the task or story clearly. You have to open the project separately to view the details of the project.
  • Kanban gives a higher level project management view but it lacks customization and personal settings features.
  • I would like to see Kanban provide mobile access to their tool, data, and board. This would be very useful for all companies and provide an increase in efficiency and productivity.
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WorkOtter
  • Nothing significant. Maybe could be faster at times but I'm not sure if that is our own internet connection.
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Likelihood to Renew
Shore Labs
We are more likely than not to renew our use of Kanban. Even with its limits, it still is a good product that fulfills our needs.
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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
Usability
Shore Labs
Again, this is a strong tool for software teams using Agile that are distributed across multiple geographies. It can be good for co-located teams too, but there are better platforms on the market like JIRA that provide a more built-out story.
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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Shore Labs
This is the best tool I had a chance to work with- since I started to use it I saved a lot of time and I made my work go smoothly.
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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
Alternatives Considered
Shore Labs
We've only tried JIRA Agile and KanbanFlow before. Kanban Tool was the one that our team actually liked and enjoyed working with. Also - it's been much easier to get started with and to understand than some of the other two (JIRA in particular). Although JIRA has many more features that we would have possibly used, the user feedback on it was so poor we were afraid that the negativity would create time wasted and less "job satisfaction" amongst the team.
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WorkOtter
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Shore Labs
  • Better communication and organization of ongoing projects.
  • We are a very small team, with many areas to work on. Having everything in one system gives us a lot of visibility.
  • Greatly reduced costs from using other tools that were much more expensive.
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WorkOtter
  • I think it has really helped us make sure we are using resources effectively but I think it is hard to prove. Although we don't have hard ROI numbers, I believe the general feeling is that you really need a good PPM tool or will waste a lot of time and money.
  • It helps with communication since we have a standard process.
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ScreenShots

Kanban Tool Screenshots

Screenshot of Visual project management tool - Kanban board from Kanban Tool.Screenshot of The collection of Power-Ups form Kanban ToolScreenshot of Kanban Tool board example, with My Work widget, Recurring and Postponed Tasks visible in the side panel. User's own background selected.Screenshot of Kanban Tool  board example. Default light theme applied.Screenshot of Kanban Tool - an open card view, with comments in the side panel. The choice of what fields show on cards is with the user.Screenshot of Kanban Tool's free Power-Ups  for user's own activation.

WorkOtter PPM Screenshots

Screenshot of Dashboard viewScreenshot of WorkOtter MyWork viewScreenshot of Dashboard OverviewScreenshot of Resource Usage for People, Tasks, Time, BudgetScreenshot of Over/Under resource allocation viewScreenshot of Project Management Workflow - Customizable